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Aug 31, 2010 8:00pm EDT
be watching with us tonight. that's syndicated columnist mark shields, "new york times" columnist david brooks. going in, mark, it's "i kept my promise, mr. and ms. america," right? that's going to be one of his themes about iraq. >> right. a campaign promise that he would have american troops out by the first of september. he meets that promise tonight. at least in literal terms. i mean there's 50,000 american troops to 7,000 security private contractors. a large national security apparatus from the state department. but as far as formal combat operations he can say they're ending. >> lehrer: but it's a tough row he's got to follow, isn't it,? terms of what kind of credit he takes for himself and how he explains this. >> was it a good war? was it a bad war? did we win? did we lose? to what extent do we balance those two? are we stay ing there to continue, withdrawing coming home? focusing at home or abroad? a lot of ambivalences. >> lehrer: here now is the president. >> good evening. i'd like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in iraq. the ongoing security challen
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
anniversary of farm aid. we are glad you joined us. >> all i know is his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us live better. >> with every question and every answer, nationwide is proud to join tapis in working to remove obstacles to empowerment one obstacle at a time. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the words like you. thank you. -- from viewers like you. ed thank you -- thank you. >> i am pleased to welcome norah jones to this program. she is on tour in support of her most recent cd. you can pick up a copy of her next project, a copy of many collective collaborations, and on october 2, she will be in milwaukee with an all-star lineup to celebrate the 25th anniversary of farmaid. before we get to that, here is the video from the song, "chasing pirates." >> ♪ and i do not know how to slow it down ♪ ♪ my mind is racing and ♪ i am chasing pirates ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ >> we were chatting about tamoxif
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, margaret warner spoke with vice president biden. they met in a building north of baghdad that used to be saddam hussein' hunting lodge. >> mr. vice president, thank you for having us. >> happy to be with you, margaret. i really am. >> reporter: last night president obama said we have met our responsibility in iraq. we've been here a while. a lot of iraqis say to you, "you haven't. you came to our country, dictatorship, but at least we had services and we had security. now we don't have either." what do you say to them? i mean have we met our responsibility? >> the vast majority of iraqis i speak to acknowledge there is a great deal more security than there ever has been since the beginning of the war, number one. number two, the president said we have met our combat responsibilities, he means by that we have trained up 650,000 iraqi forces, and i might add, crack special forces, who really can do the job. but the president also pointed out that this is just the beginning of our engagement with iraq. we are ramping up our diplomatic and civilian engagement. we want to participate in helpi
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 2:20am EDT
, conflict, love and confusion took us inside the generation that is transforming china. >> i came back to china for only one reason, its opportunity. >> narrator: lu dong had just returned from a decade abroad.: 32 and single, he was working at a software start-up in the northern city of dalian. >> hisoft does software outsourcing. this is like the factory of engineers. what's amazing is we are doubling the size every half a year. i spent two months already. i'm going to spend another ten months here and invest my life here. you know, i love this place. this is our new building, 18th floor. it's going to be finished by november or december. i think this is like the symbol of the growing of china-- one floor every week. >> narrator: so many young people were coming back from abroad that the chinese nicknamed them "returning turtles." ben wu had also just come back to beijing, where he grew up. >> i have been away for over a decade in the u.s. and never worked in china before. so i want to learn how chinese conduct business, what's the best opportunity in what industry. from monday to frid
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm EDT
beast -- peace for us and our neighbors and, i think we can say, the world. >> mr. obama also welcomed the leaders of the palestinian and the israelis. king abdullah and other leaders will join the talks. but is there it now and new commitment to achieve peace? our correspondent reports from the west bank on what are the unresolved tensions. >> on a hill overlooking the city of jerusalem, hundreds of jewish settlers came to bury the dead. the symmetry is on the most sacred place -- the cemetery is on the most sacred place any jew can be buried. they were struck dead by palestinian gunmen on tuesday. it was the worst attack in the west bank in four years. in an emotional farewell, and 19-year-old -- a 19-year-old promise to look after the children. the question is, what will be the fallout of these murders? jewish settlers are saying they will unilaterally break a ban on new construction in the occupied west bank. and hamas, the palestinian group that carried out these killings, say that will not be allowed. if either of those things are true, the peace talks in washington will be furth
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 12:30pm EDT
using chemical signals called neurotransmitters. the this circuit helps us to repeat the behaviors that make us happy while avoiding those that make us miserable. but as any adult knows, pleasure is not always good for you. tonight we'll also explore particularly dangerous forms of pleasure-seeking, addiction. long considered to be a moral weakness, addiction is now understood to be a biological disease. finally, we will explore the role that emotions play in decision-making and social interaction. next month, in part two of the emotional brain, we will turn our focus to negative emotions such as fear and anxiety. joining us tonight, a group of scientists who have devoted their lives to understanding the emotional brain. daniel salzman, he studies how the brain assigns an emotional value to the information that it receives from the five senses. he is an assistant professor of sky tri and neuroscience at columbia university. wolfram schultz. he studies how the brain's reward systems affect decision-making and learning. he is a professor of neuroscience at cambridge university and a
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